The Elijah Interfaith Institute:

Global Leadership for 26 Years

The Elijah Interfaith Institute provides a strong foundation of global leadership, from which this initiative emerges.

Founded 26 years ago, the Elijah Interfaith Institute is a nonprofit, international, UNESCO-sponsored interfaith organization which is renowned for bringing together world religious leaders and renowned scholars from across the world. Its unique programming generates interfaith dialogue at the highest levels through public events, research initiatives, conferences, and educational programmes.

Elijah’s Board of World Religious Leaders is the highest-ranking active forum, with its global members meeting biennially, and collaborating regularly for nearly 20 years. As a result, it has become world-renowned for its leadership in promoting friendship and solidarity across faiths and nations.

The Elijah Interfaith Institute is also celebrated for its interreligious spiritual programmes and scholarship, which are breaking new ground in forging improved interfaith relations and in leading academic interfaith study and publication. Its educational initiatives have trained thousands of teachers, leaders and activists in interfaith leadership, and impacted countless thousands more.

Based in Jerusalem, the Elijah Interfaith Institute is supported by dozens of volunteers and staff, who work tirelessly help bring about a more harmonious world through interfaith solidarity. Please visit our website at for more information.

Dalai Lama

“The Elijah Institute is the most profound and intimate group working in interfaith.”

His Holiness the Dalai Lama